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CNN
Mar 5, 2013 1:00am PST
. >>> dennis rodman and a man he says is a friend. why the former nba star put on a show nor kim jong un. we are keeping him honest with laura ling and her sister. we begin with breaking news. evidence of a damaging allegation was made up. we know part of the plot was fabricated by a member of the oldest profession, a prostitute for the world's best known motive, money. the senator is answering questions about flights to the dominican republic. the explosive charges have to do with what he did while there. the conservative website, the daily caller first reported them. the site running video from nameless video who say they had sex with the senator for money. the charges are serious enough that we sent drew griffin to the dominican republic to investigate. >> reporter: a rundown brothel in santa domingo is hardly the place for serious journalism and yet here we are knocking on its door. and finding yet another mysterious clue leading to another closed door. hello. >> drew found nothing to corroborate the allegations and neither did the fbi. tonight cnn has obtained evidence. affidavits from
CNN
Mar 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
of america here. here in this case is north korea. kim is the new dictator, kim jong-un. his other hobbies include testing nuclear weapons and threatening to use them on dennis's home and i'll let the spokesman finish my thought. >> a new phase that has lasted century after century will target against the u.s., the sworn enemy of the korean people. >> not very friendly, is it? kim jong-un also maintains a whole network of concentration camps where tens of thousands of people are housed and die of starvation and disease and neglect. kim jong-un is belligerent to the u.s. his rise to power has had no positive impact on the country's dire human rights record. nearly 2,000 are decimated including children. concentration camps really. many spend their entire lives behind barbed wire. outside the wire this is a country with a history of government imposed mass starvation that continues to this day. millions died in the 90s. old people abandoned for lack of food and children being killed. when they take a political prisoner and send them to a concentration camp they send three generations of that
CNN
Mar 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
on twitter. >>> the former all-star nba player dennis rodman talking about his new friend, kim jong-un. not the friendliest guy if you ask us. we'll talk to laura ling who was in north korea's prison for nearly five months and her sister, lisa, who fought for her release. >>> also ahead tonight, demolition begins where a sinkhole swallowed a florida man. the victim's brother speaking out again tonight. plus, inside another sinkhole, an up-close look at what authorities are actually dealing with, when the earth collapses. we'll take you inside. for over 75 years people ...with geico... ohhh...sorry!. director's voice: here we go. from the top. and action for over 75 years people have saved money with gecko so.... director's voice: cut it! ...what...what did i say? gecko? i said gecko? aw... for over 75 year...(laughs. but still trying to keep it contained) director's voice: keep it together. i'm good. i'm good. for over 75...(uncontrollable laughter). what are you doing there? stop making me laugh. vo: geico. saving people money for over seventy-five years. gecko: don't look at me. don'
CNN
Mar 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
stephanopoul stephanopoulos, praising kim jong-un. >> a great guy, just a great guy. >> a great guy who puts 200,000 people in prison camps? >> it's not the same way we do things here? >> was that a saturday night live skit? >> no, this is the saturday night live skit? >> north korean high five. >> though pitting reality against the skit -- >> i love this guy! >> i love him. i love him. the guy is awesome. >> reality won. it was a mesmerizing interview in which dennis rodman called george stephanopoulos dude. >>> dude. >> and engaged in a lot of guesswork. >> guess what, guess what, guess what, what i did -- what i did was history. was history against what? >> imagine the north korean interpreter trying to make sense of this interview. now, there is at least one guy who came to rodman's defense. >> maybe dennis is a lot better than what we have. >> donis trump was dissing the obama administration's diplomatic skills. rodman just returned to trump's all-star excellent apresentence where he was picked last when two teams were formed. >> i was the last one picked. it didn't bother me. >> kim jo
FOX News
Mar 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
be a hero to the human rights activists and would have got then p.r. he was looking for anyway. >> kim jong-un has a long history of prison camps, concentration camps, people starving, but dennis rodman says obama should give him a call. >> don't forget he is my friend, as he said. and there's the phrase, two of the grandfather and the father two of the great butchers of all-time. when i was at the state department a met a lot of whacky diplomats. the guy can take the cake. >> well intentioned. >> you think somebody would have briefed him on the human rights conditions. but, no, he says a good guy america friend. that's his problem to deal with. it's not just -- we haven't had anybody sit noun north korea as far as i know, franklin graham, billy graham's son. outside of that they won't talk to any diplomats from the united states but they talk to dennis rodman and the hard blem globetrotter, i think all of that can be -- i think this is counterproductive and made america look like idiots. >> the interesting thing about dennis rodman. he said exactly what most professors say, when you -- they a
CNN
Mar 4, 2013 8:00pm PST
are the channels we choose to employ. >> is the basketball star making more headway with kim jong-un than the united states? ben, is there a lesson to be learned here? dennis rodman shows up looking a little bit look a kook. he has his sunglasses on inside the studio. and he's got his dollar bill jacket on. but -- but, what did he accomplish? >> he was there, met the guy, maybe got useful information. it's painful for me to agree with donald trump in a situation like this. i never agree with him. but no one has gotten in there. no one has met with him. he's a 28-year-old. he is taking over for the first time this her mitt kingdom. is there a chance he could reach out to a crazy person like dennis rodman and make a connection with the west that he hasn't made before? i think there's a chance of it. mostly it's a clownish buffoon incident. but if you give the kid a benefit of the doubt, dennis rodman brings back even a tiny piece of information, we shouldn't just dismiss it out of hand. >> rodman said he could be the west's leading expert on north korea's leader. i don't know if bill richar
FOX News
Mar 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
with this guy, we have no idea what kim jong un is like at all. i realize that dennis rodman is quite a wild guy and quite an interesting fellow, i might add, but we now have at least we have a communication from rodman to this guy, which is more than we've ever had. >> yeah, the question is, what communication went into rodman and what reported that communication is coming out. you can get a distorted view. >> greta: it is distorted. i think it is distorted. >> and i think he's presented a distorted view. if they want to communicate with us, there are ways to do it. it's a question here not of one individual kim jong un, it's a question of a regime that's followed a pattern, including since he took office of repressing its people and threatening its neighbors and nothing since kim jong un took power after the death of his father has changed. if anything, it's gotten worse. they've restricted the border to prevent north korean refugees from coming out and tested the nuclear device for the third time and there's every indication, increased cooperation with iran and i think the threat is growing l
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2013 8:00pm PST
a third nuclear test, and there are many things that kim jong-un who's a new leader in north korea. everyone else is newer than he is, nonetheless, he could have issued through rodman or even by letter a very -- a more sophisticated note on how he would like to stand down on the nuclear front, stand down on some of the posturing on south korea. there are many things he could have done to make this serious. he's a pop culture guy, he's a young man. we have to ask ourselves, is he trying to do what he knows. as inadequate and silly as it sounds, maybe there's something deeper there. i don't think there is, but barack obama needs to respond to serious initiatives and not just the pop culture ones. and the leader of north korea needs to learn that. >> here's what i don't get about these diplomatic niceties. why isn't this the best time to call, after north korea has done something that we really really don't want and we really want them to stop doing it. the soviet missiles were in cuba, and so president kennedy was communicating as directly with nikita khrushchev as he could. he didn'
FOX News
Mar 5, 2013 8:00am PST
appears to be growing more impatient with hits neighbor. kim jong un has been mostly confrontational with the u.s. except for his meeting with dennis rodman last week. >> we have urged the north korean leadership to head president obama's call to choose the path of peace and come into compliance witnesses international obligations. north korea's actions directly violate united nations security council resolutions and threaten international please and security. >> reporter: a third nuclear test took place just last month, jon. jon: congress is taking teps to try to further the crackdown on north korea? >> reporter: they are supporting tougher chances. they are mold holding a meeting on north korean criminal activities that keep the regime in power. here is chairmaned royce from california. >> we must go after kim jong un's illegal activities like we went after organized crime in the united states. identify the network, interdict shipment and disrupt the flow of money. >> reporter: it includes the smuggling and counterfeiting of u.s. 100-dollar bills, jon. jon: thank you. general jack
CNN
Mar 5, 2013 9:00am PST
what our supreme commander kim jong-un wants. no matter what anyone says victory is ours. >> reporter: this is propaganda but very patriotic statements coming out of pyongyang. i think the international community's obviously concerned, will this mean all-out war. >>> i think it's prepare tearma say that. having been in south korea recently, this will raise tensions even more so. >> anna, china, which is a key north korean ally, is supporting these sanctions against north korea. that's not necessarily what you expect, right? >> reporter: no, exactly. china has been a big supporter. if the only supporter really of north korea, the biggest treading partner, providing fuel and food and for china to come out and bank the sanctions from the missile test in december and on to the nuclear test last month to come out and say, yes, north korea needs to be punished, this is a big move because, in the past, china has certainly had some influence over what north korea does. you'd have to assume, considering that north korea continues to go against the international community, that china's influenc
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
stars has befriended one of the world's most controversial dictators, north korea's kim jong un. really likes basketball. so he allowed dennis rodman to visit the capital city with a film crew. rodman brought back this message for president obama. >> he want obama to do one thing, call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. he said if you can, dennis, i don't want do war. i don't want do war. >> okay. i'm not sure we should take dennis's word for it, though. peace-loving north korea conducted its third nuclear test right before dennis rodman's visit, and now is working on a long-range missile. but let's forget about peace and talk about love. here is dennis rodman again. >> his country like him, not like him, love him. love him. >> rodman and some harlem globetrotters got special tours of north korea's best sites. they did not see this north korea, where 6 million people need food eighth aid. 19% of the babies are malnourished, and most people make 4 bucks a day. those statistics explain why the state department was not thrilled about watching ki
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
third nuclear test, and there are many things that kim jong-un who's a new leader in north korea. everyone else is newer than he is, nonetheless, he could have issued through rodman or even by letter a very -- a more sophisticated note on how he would like to stand down on the nuclear front, stand down on some of the posturing on south korea. there are many things he could have done to make this serious. he's a pop culture guy, he's a young man. we have to ask ourselves, is he trying to do what he knows. as inadequate and silly as it sounds, maybe there's something deeper there. i don't think there is, but barack obama needs to respond to serious initiatives and not just the pop culture ones. and the leader of north korea needs to learn that. >> here's what i don't get about these diplomatic niceties. why isn't this the best time to call, after north korea has done something that we really really don't want and we really want them to stop doing it. the soviet missiles were in cuba, and so president kennedy was communicating as directly with nikita khrushchev as he could. he didn'
MSNBC
Mar 5, 2013 12:00am PST
. those statistics explain why the state department was not thrilled about watching kim jong un roll out the red carpet for rodman. >> clearly you've got the regime spending money to wine and dine foreign visitors when they should be feeding their own people. >> so let's get this straight. the united states has not held formal talks with north korea since 2005, but this guy gets a seat at the table? dennis rodman, the player who head butted a ref and was once called the worm? the man who has always attracted attention for keeping strange company might have finally outdone himself. let's turn to eugene robinson, msnbc political analyst and associate editor pulitzer prize winning columnist for "the washington post." okay. how bizarre is this? >> well, it's hard to get weirder than this, ed. i mean, dennis rodman has i think five nba championships. he has been defensive player of the year. he is in the hall of fame. he is not going to be adding a nobel peace prize to his list of honors. it's not going to happen. this was really bizarre. >> does this make north korea look approachable to the
FOX News
Mar 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
nba star, dennis rodman, hung out with kim jong-un and claimed kim is an awesome kid who does not want to war. rodman was was there for a basketball camp. and there's one more, and for that we turn to jonathan hunt at the united nations. looks like basketball diplomacy works as well as sanctions. now the united nations is hammering out a draft resolution to deal with north korea. >> cording to the u.s. ambassador to the u.n., this draft resolution would impose some of the toughest financial punishment ever handed don by the united nations. listen. >> for the first time ever, this resolution targets the elicit activities of north korean diplomatic personnel. north korean banking relationships. illicit transfers of bulk cash and new travel restrictions. >> what this draft resolution says immiss setly, rather than explicitly, is that north korean officials are taking advantage of diplomatic immunity to smuggle in and out of the country both nuclear technology and large amounts of cash, and the clear aim of this resolution is to put an end to that kind of illegal, under international law,
Comedy Central
Mar 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
in his first experience view visiting north korean leader kim jong u.n. two men trying to figure out what the hell just happened to they. to the comploamcy mobile, how did dennis rodman end up in north korea. >> if you are bonderring out there why kim jong u.n. -- jong un and rodman got together he was a big fan of bulls in the 80s. >> jon: that's y. i thought he was maybe a huge fan of double team and jean claude van damme. being a fan of the bulls is like a bottle of tequila how far the roster do you work to get down to the worm? you know what i'm saying? you know mj and pip yen -- pippen aren't going. they couldn't gut luy longly or dluc longley or kerr. let's go to romney. >> the weakness the campaign had, that i had, was we wrnlt effective to take the message to minority voters. that was a real weakness. >> jon: but rich white people seemed to like it enormously. remind me again governor romney what was the message? >> 47% with him who depend on the government very much who believe they are victims and government has responsibility for them. >> jon: your message, yeah. i think the pr
NBC
Mar 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
kim jong-un and at least talk basketball. of the north korean leader, rodman said, quote, he loves power, he loves control because of his dad and stuff like that. he called him honest and awesome. said he loves him. the state department further distances himself -- themselves from the trip. >>> a couple other items in the news tonight. the forbes list of billionaires is out. women now make up just under 10% of the list. many more of them self-made than in recent years. the first lady talked about body image and her two girls today while publicizing her "let's move" campaign. she said, quote, i have two young daughters. we never talk about weight. i make it a point. i don't want our children to be weight-obsessed. i want them to be focused on what do i have to do in this body, because every body is different, end of quote. >>> for folks out east, the hess gasoline truck has been a staple under christmas trees for generations but hess said they're getting out of the retail gasoline business, thus ending an era. some people jokingly ask when the locusts will be coming. israel is worri
ABC
Mar 4, 2013 11:35pm PST
is back home safely after visiting the north korean dictator kim jong un. and apparently they hit it off. rodman called him a friend for life. but he said the same thing when he married carmen electra. and he said that kim jong un said he wants president obama to call him. a lot of people are criticizing rodman for getting friendly with a guy who said he wants to destroy the united states. i think we should crazy new dennis rodman to the washington monument and dare them to bomb us. rodman gave an interview to george stephanopoulos yesterday. some people had a hard time unctioning what he was saying. but i speak fluent rodman so we will break it down for you. >> one thing about that, i understand what he's doing. i don't condone that. i hate the fact he is doing that. but the fact of that, you know what, that's a human being. he let his guard done and did one thing to me as a friend. i didn't talk about that. i understand that. i understand that. >> i can't explain the jacket but i will try to explain what he said. come we many over. there he said -- he said one thing about that you know
CNN
Mar 5, 2013 12:00am PST
can't offhand think of them. he told george stephanopoulos about his new best friend, kim jong-un. >> i don't condone what he does. as far as person to person, he's my friend. as far as what he does, deal with it. >> as someone who hypothetically is a murderer, who is your friend, is still a murderer. >> seriously, you know, i think that's what -- what i did, what i did, was history. was history. guess what. it's like we do over here in america, right? >> what i did was history. well, it's hardly a standard speak. but the fact remains dennis rodman is one of the very few americans to do any talking at all with the north koreans in the last few years. joining me now is a man who can sum this up pretty well. dan rather. dan, quite extraordinary incident. i can remember where i was when elvis died. dennis rodman sitting there with the leader of north korea, talking about being his best friend, et cetera. amid all the comedic aspect of this, and those feeling affront by this guy, there is a serious point about raising awareness of north korea and having any kind of contact there. what
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
korea's dictator, kim jong-un, would be secretary of state john kerry or even president obama. but, no, former basketball star dennis rodman beat them to the punch. rodman, known as the worm, wiggled his way back into the spotlight after pictures surfaced of him hanging with the tyrant while visiting pyongyang to film a basketball documentary. rodman calls kim, quote, an awesome guy and a friend. even more bizarre was that the hall of famer revealed to abc's george stephanopoulos that kim gave him a message for president obama. listen. >> i sat with him for two days, and at one point he asked me to give obama something to say and do one thing. he wants obama to do one thing. call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. he loves basketball. obama loves basketball. let's start there. let's start there. >> do you expect the obama administration to use rodman's basketball diplomacy anytime soon but et's talk about it. chris cillizza is an msnbc political analyst. stephen smith is an espn commentato
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
is not going to call kim jong un and discuss whether the heat is going to beat the thunder in the nba finals. this year. it's not going to happen. >> should dennis rodman offer to answer questions to the state department? [ laughter ] >> i don't think the state department -- >> i had to ask that. i just had to ask it. >> maybe they would have some interest in what he observed as he went around north korea so they know a bit more about what is going on in the country. but i would like the hear that conversation. i would love a readout from that conversation. >> they love basketball. he loves basketball. so i guess the president could fill out his nba bracket and kim jong un could fill out his nba bracket. and of course, rodman could deliver it to him. >> right. >> this is one of the most bizarre international stories i think we have seen come down the pike in a long, long time. and rodman, for him 20 go on this week and play it serious even adds to how bizarre it is. and he actually thinks that he might be some kind of an ambassador in all of this. >> exactly. he is taking this very seriously
FOX Business
Mar 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
't want to do war. that's what president obama said. gerri: the mmn he is describing is kim jong-un. why are we covering this why is the media examining this and weighing this and thinking about what the impact might be? >> i watched aninterview today that was quite alarming. the dennis rodman got closer to the dictator of north korea than any cia operative and i'm going to go with the silver lining. maybe it can help a little, but that dennis rodman should not be trusted with on policy. >> i'm glad that the dictators of north korea like basketball. i'm glad that something we can have in mmon. i love basketball as well, but i'm not a fan of human rights violations and dictators. gerri: what about the nuclear powers? [talking over each other] [talking over each other] gerri: thank you for coming on tonight, great stuff. we appreciate your time tonight. >> thank you. >> thank you. gerri: racking up points at your favorite hotels? they may not last that long. and companies dodging taxes by mislabeling. we will have details on this very good story coming up next [ male announcer ] how can
CSPAN
Mar 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
't engage kim jong un, bankrupt him," can which appeared in foreign policy magazine recently. ambassador joseph served as the special envoy for six-party talks with north korea in 2003. from 2010 to 2012, he was the director of the national counterproliferation center. and without objection, the witnesses' full--prepared statements will be made part of the record, but i'm going to ask each to summarize your testimony to five minutes, and we'll begin with dr. asher. >> chairman royce, ranking member engel and other distinguished members of the committee, i want to thank you sincerely for this opportunity to testify on a matter of truly grave concern, the growing nuclear proliferation risk of the north korean regime and the need for a fundamental new policy approach to comprehensively address that threat that north korea poses to asia and the world. in short, our diplomatic efforts which i was part of along with ambassadorty tranny and the six-party talks have objectively failed. unfortunately, so have our effort ors to counter the proliferation activities and nuclear procurement of the no
CNN
Mar 5, 2013 4:00am PST
basically bffs with the dictator, kim jong-un, and said that kim just wanted president obama to pick up the phone and prevent moore. jay carney says north korea shouldn't be expecting that call any time soon. >> the united states has direct channels of communications with the dprk, and instead of spending money on celebrity sporting events to entertain the elites of that country, the north korean regime should focus on the well-being of its own people who have been starved, imprisoned and denied their human rights. >> congressman ed royce is the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee. he's a republican from california. it's nice to have you with us, sir. let's not start with dennis rodman. let's hold off on that craziness for just a moment, if we can. i want to ask you about the u.n. sanctions and the draft resolution that's going to be examined at this closed door security council meeting. what exactly are the details do you think of that, that should be in that? >> well, because the sanctions have the input of china, they are not quite as strong as we'd like to see. one of th
CNN
Mar 5, 2013 2:00am PST
a recent tour of north korea with a message for president obama from north korean leader kim jong-un. the message, "call me." here's what jay carney and lauraling hlaura ling had to say about this. >> instead of spending money on celebrity sporting events to entertain the elites of that country, the north korean regime should focus on the well-being of its own people who have been starved, imprisoned and denied their human rights. >> the fact that he was a guest of kim jong-un who was clearly wining and dining him and showing him the best that pyongyang had to offer, you know, i wasn't exactly shocked by it, let's say. it's dennis rodman, after all. >> rodman may be taking a beating from the white house, but he did get a lot closer to kim jong-un than most u.s. diplomats ever have. when the two sat court side at a basketball game in north korea. >>> they can open up without warning. we're talking about these awful sinkholes. last week a man fell in claiming his life. coming up, our cameras go underground to take you inside a real sinkhole. >>> plus, the strange standoff at sea over a
FOX News
Mar 5, 2013 3:00am PST
relationships. >>> one day after hatching the plan for peace with kim jong un, dennis rodman was booted from a hotel for disturbing the peace. he was reportedly booted out of a hotel from new york city after spending hours upon hours at the bar telling anybody who would listen what a great guy the north korean dictator is. sound familiar, steve? >>steve: you can't pin that on me. nearly $43 billion is being gutted from our military while $250 million is now being shipped over to egypt. skater john kerry says -- secretary of state john kerry says that money is to help foster democracy, but is now the time for this? let's talk to retired four-star general jack keane. i saw on the television yesterday sequester jester, it showed john kerry handing $250 million over to egypt right now in foreign military aid. where is that money going to go? >> i don't know what he's going to do with the money but egypt represents one of the most significant geopolitical challenges we're facing. the reality is this was a secular state run by a dictator. it is now a state becoming more and more dictatorial. >>ste
FOX News
Mar 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
. the former chicago bulls told abc news and this week with george stephanopoulos that kim jong un wants to talk to the president. >> he wants obama to do one thing, call him. he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that he said if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> shepard: apparently they did not discuss the millions of north koreans who were scarfing and did not discuss the nation's prison camps for political opponents. jonathan hunt is here. what other insight did we get from the worm? >> mr. rodman, once again, declared kim the younger to be awesome. he said that he, rodman, loves kim the younger, that they are best of friends. he had no coherent response to any of the questions about north korea's appalling human rights records, the number of north koreans who are starving, the number who are held in prison camps. instead, rodman said, that president obama and the rest of us should give kim a chance. listen. >> the kid is only 28 years old. 28. he is not his dad. not his grandpa. he is 28 years old. >> s
MSNBC
Mar 5, 2013 10:00am PST
jong un a great friend, his best friend, a nice guy? doesn't that undercut pressure from the west? >> you know what, dennis rodman was a great basketball player, and as a diplomat, he was a great basketball player. that's where we'll leave it. >> as a diplomat, you have been a senator for decades. you have been your own boss. what's it like to coordinate and as some have suggested in the past regarding secretary clinton, take instructions on foreign policy from people in the white house who, frankly, don't have as much experience as you. this was a problem with your predecessor. >> i think -- there's lots of experience in the white house. please don't diminish that, number one. number two, i'm delight to work for this president, with the president and his advisors. it's a great team. the president has a terrific vision. that's what i came over here to try to reinforce is to really cement a community of action around common values, common economic interests, common security interests, and in europe, we did that, and in rome we made it clear how we would join together with respect t
Current
Mar 5, 2013 3:00am PST
to do this and broker a relationship between kim jong-un and obama shouldn't it have been metta world peace? really? [ laughter ] i mean dennis rodman? >> peter: metta world peace elbows kim jong-un in the head. >> namewise it would have worked. i'm look forward to seeing what hbo comes out of this with. they were over there shooting this supposedly. >> peter: this is for a show for hbo being done by vice, a magazine and they have a web site. it is really good stuff. i have a travel dvd that they've done before. so i'm really excited to see this. >> it was great once they explained to dennis he wasn't in south korea and he wasn't going to see psi. at first he thought he was going to see the gangnam style guy. he tweeted and said dude, wrong place. >> peter: i want to talk about a local story here. joe flacco. he has quite the contract. how much is he getting paid now? >> supposedly, it is the richest contract in nfl history. now, the nfl money is sort of like the money on rodman's jacket. you can't really take it into starbucks and buy a venti anything with it. it is not real. these c
CNN
Mar 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
up to kim jong-un and the blood shed in syria spilled into neighborhood are boing iraq all the while the secretary of state john kerry has been traveling the state on this, his first official overseas trip. our jill dougherty had a chance to be with him on the trip and sat down with him in doha qatar. >> reporter: wolf, it's part of an overall plan. at the last stop on his 11-day nine-mission trip, john kerry said, don't look for the united states to send weapons to syrian opposition fighters any time soon. the concern by the administration has been if you send arms to the syrian opposition, they would be diverted into the hands of the extremists. now, monday you said there's a very clear ability now -- >> a syrian opposition to make certain that what goes to the moderate, legitimate opposition is in fact getting to them. >> reporter: so if that's the case, then what is the problem? >> president always has options and has the right to adjust the policy as he goes forward. at the moment, this is the calibration that the president believes is correct to try to give the opportunity for
FOX News
Mar 5, 2013 6:00am PST
appears to grow more impatient with its neighbor. the new leader kim jong-un has been mostly confrontational with the u.s. except for the unusual meeting with former basketball star dennis rodman. the white house is urging north korean cooperation. >> we urged the north korean leadership to president obama's call to go with the path of peace and come into compliance with the its international obligations. north korea violated u.n. security council resolutions and throatened international peace and security. >> reporter: north korea would cancel the 1953 sees fire because it claims washington and others are resorting to aggressive acts, martha. martha: what is congress doing about this crackdown on north korea? what is their idea? >> reporter: the foreign affairs committees in the house and senate are looking for the latest plan of action pushing for tougher new restrictions on north korea and today the house foreign affairs committee is examining how criminal activities like snuggling, counterfeiting, drug trafficking and insurance scams are supporting the authoritarian north
ABC
Mar 5, 2013 7:00am PST
the u.s. from kim jong-un and the north korean government. it's vowing to cancel the 1953 korean war cease-fire because of new sanctions being imposed by the u.s. and china on its nuclear program. the north also protesting joint military drills by the u.s. and south korea. >>> and this morning, the last eight cardinals a due to arrive at the vatican as preparations are being made for the conclave. the sistine chapel, closed to tourists. increasing speculation that the conclave could begin as early as monday. >>> a mysterious sighting near jfk airport is prompting a federal investigation. the pilot of an alitalia flight spotted a black drone from his cockpit window as he was preparing to land on monday. the jumbo jet did land safely. the faa and joint terrorism task force are trying to find out who was controlling the drone. >>> and wall street just broke an all-time record this morning. but there's new evidence that not everyone is sharing in the wealth. the homeless population is at the highest level since the depression in this country. on the average night in new york, more than 5
CNN
Mar 5, 2013 6:00am PST
for kim jong-un to prove his good intent here, also just don't fire on on the next missile. >> we know that all of this has come as a result of the u.n. security council do to meet in less than an hour to talk about the tougher sanctions as a result of authority korea's nuclear test conducted last month. now, i've spent many weeks in south korea in the last couple of weeks and i can certainly tell you that things are tense there. and will become even more so at the latest news. >> and it's not the first time that the u.n. security council has considered sanctions against north korea. it's hardly something that the ruling class or elite there ever feel. it's just the people that get hungrier and colder. what does anyone think that these new rounds of sanctions if they're approved would actually accomplish? >> on to be quite frank, absolutely nothing. that's the problem with these sanctions. we've spoken to analysts in south korea who say the time for sanctions is over. this has happened year after year and it absolutely gets nowhere. we know north korea wants to develop a nuclear weapon
CNN
Mar 5, 2013 11:00am PST
supreme commander kim jong-un wants, no matter what the u.s. says. victory is ours. >> adding to the situation here, ongoing joint military drills between the u.s. and close ally south korea. the south and the north still technically in a state of war. more than 28,000 u.s. soldiers are currently stationed in south korea. >>> to venezuela now. allegations of u.s. involvement in a conspiracy. so in this lengthy address to the nation, earlier today, venezuela's vice president says he has clues that the u.s. is plotting against venezuela. this theory leading to the ejection of a u.s. diplomat from the country, supposedly within 24 hours. by the way, the u.s. denying that claim. let's go to shasta darlington. what are they basing this conspiracy that the u.s. and other so-called enemies are trying to destabilize venezuela? >> reporter: well, brooke, i mean, he didn't give a whole lot of concrete clues. it was a very bizarre press conference. you have to look at the context more than anything. this is coming right on the heels of an announcement here on national television that hug
FOX
Mar 5, 2013 5:00am PST
violation of the un resolutions and china just reached a deal on new sanctions. the un ambassador said a new law will be approved this month. >>> the former nba star flew to north korea and he bonded with kim jong il over playing basketball and dinner. later he called him an awesome guy who doesn't want war with the u.s. and does want a phone call from president barack obama. they should focus on its citizens and not on celebrity sporting events. >>> they want to help cell phone users change sporting events. they should be able to unlock them and use them on the network of their choice. right now people who use them are facing criminal prosecution. >>> a program is extending its reach from landlines to cell phones. eligible people will not have to pay for cell phones. coming up at 4:45 we will tell you who qualifies for this brief service. >>> i want to know, it is relatively quiet this morning. >> things will change but right now we have off to a good start and we have been hearing rosemary say the commute could be a little bit wet and right now traffic is moving along nicely as you drive t
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